Architect's Fees:

Our process is simple. Please see below for the steps and associated fees:

  • I. We Design:  (Billed hourly or at 2% of Construction COst. If billed hourly Cost varies; Typically $7-12,000 for a significant addition, $15-30,000 for a new home)

    • We bill hourly until we find a solution that you love.

    • We do a quick square-footage assessment to predict costs.

    • We keep your budget in mind and make efforts to design towards that.

    • We bill frequently so you know how much you are spending.

    • You can quit at any time—zero commitment.

  • II. We do a Construction-Cost Estimate: (Architect per-sq.ft. estimate: FREE; OR a Professional itemized estimate: $2,000-$3,000)

    • We offer you a choice of the following estimating methods:

      • we get you a rough estimate for the cost of your job. (We update your square footage assessment of construction costs for free.)

      • or you can hire our cost estimator for a detailed estimate. Costs vary with the size of your home.

      • or we can ask a Contractor for a preliminary estimate. (Some do this for free, others charge.)

    • From this estimate we either:

      • go back to the drawing board and tweak drawings to reduce the scope of work (back to step 1, Design)

      • or we move forward to 'Getting the Job Done!'. We do the work described below and use this estimate to base the initial fee.

  • III. We Get the Job Done: (Our Fee = 10% of Construction Cost)

    • We create Construction Documents for permitting, bidding, and construction.

    • We coordinate engineers and surveyors etc to compile one comprehensive permit and construction package.

    • We help you find a contractor and analyze bids.

    • We participate in construction over-site until the completion of the job.

*Most architect's total fees fall between 8 and 15% of construction cost for all work shown above.

Do you have a job that you foresee costing less than $200,000 in Construction Costs?  We are not taking jobs with estimated construction costs of less than $200,000 at this point. We are very sorry. If you feel you have a unique circumstance (like you would like to build a 'Tiny Home') please call and ask.


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